Player Centered Laser Tag Equipment
Why does getting the right laser tag equipment matter to your business?
Getting the best live-action gaming equipment is a factor that can help your business thrive. Being "gamer-centered" or in other words, being able to create great thrilling games for your players is core to your business success.
Our big innovation is real-time "gotcha!". In other words, it's real-time hit-feedback.
So you KNOW you got the other guy instantly!
Your gaming gun literally talks to you.
Better still, the language your laser tagger speaks is configurable. You can set it to issue voice-overs in English, or French, or Spanish, or many other languages! And you can set it by gaming theme, so it can be family-friendly words or more hard-core SFX.
Not only is our laser tag equipment innovative – play indoors or outdoors, fixed or mobile. But the way we play the games is innovative. Our games are inspired by video games, like Fortnite or Call of Duty.
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If you have been thinking about investing in commercial laser tag equipment for some time, but you have no idea what equipment you will need then this guide was made for you. If you are just getting started, you may not be aware of all the different types of laser tag equipment on offer. Despite what you might first think, it is a complicated recreation/entertainment choice. Over the years the types of equipment have changed and adapted to culture significantly.
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From traditional "family-friendly" indoor arena games to the latest popular live games like Battle Royale (inspired by video games like Fortnight and PUBG) to multi-phase scenarios like a live version of Call of Duty. And even to new and exciting missions that replicate fantasy genres like Hunger Games and live-action role-plays that will thrill your adventurers.
Read on for the ultimate guide on all things about laser tag equipment...
You might be familiar with the traditional "pew-pew", neon light flashing, zapping games of traditional arena laser tag. Traditional laser tag has been around since the mid-1980s.
Here's how the game used to be played.
First, you are issued with a "battle-suit" which is basically a tagger hooked up to a vest with sensors. The laser tag system makes sci-fi or "pew-pew" sound effects. (Not your style? Scroll down to check out the other gaming themes below that offer you alternatives).
Then you run around an indoor (static) maze trying to tag your opponents and sometimes shooting fixed targets on a wall. There is a lot of flashing strobe lights and neon. When the players get "tagged out" their phaser goes into suspended animation for about 5 seconds, then re-boots automatically.
I found this really frustrating as a player because even if I got an opponent they could shoot me in the back a few seconds later!
But this game, back in the day, was popular.
Some arenas nowadays even still offer this entertainment format
It is great for little kids, but sometimes (and you'd be surprised how often!) the youngsters get overwhelmed by the dark and the strobes and end up upset and crying. Not a fun birthday party for sure!
Mind you, if this is in your business plan and it's what you want to do, then the Battlefield Sports tech can be configured this way. Battlefield Sports has, in fact, leveraged this traditional game with new innovations. So the experience is still family-friendly but the game mechanics are more thrilling.
One of the easiest games to play is called "Team Elimination" (a family-friendly version of TDM). It is also one of the easiest games to run as an operator. Instead of the players going into suspended animation on the spot, the gamers need to return to their starting base (each team has a Battle Box to act as their base) to get a re-activation or "respawn". The team at the end of the game with the least number of respawns is the winning team. Of course, the Battlefield Sports live gaming system offers loads more game options, but Team Elimination is a good one to start with.
One of the innovations of laser tag over the last decade has been the rise in the popularity of tactical games. Now it is one of the most popular options for combat entertainment.
On the surface, it may seem a bit complex, but the games are actually quite intuitive for anyone who has played Call of Duty, Battlefield, or even HALO. The sound effects are a bit edgier. And the gameplay is more tactical.
One of the most popular games in this genre is called "Domination". Domination is a game inspired by CoD. The gamers need to shoot each other and a central objective (a Battle Box). When the alpha team shoots the box, it flashes red, when the bravo team shoots it, it flashes blue. The computer inside the box times who long each team has it in control. The team in control of the objective the longest wins.
The latest innovation in live gaming has been the uptake of Battle Royale inspired games.
This new phenomenon appeared a few years ago in video games like Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) which in turn inspired Epic Games to publish Fortnite. Instead of the hyper-realistic graphics of CoD, the new online games like Fornite or Hyper-Scape created a look and feel of the user interface from anime and manga.
Kids tell us they love to play "Fortnite for real!!". So we re-created the game mechanics of the video game into a live experience. The Battlefield Sports live gaming system, for example, automatically shrinks the playing area over time so the gamers are forced closer and closer. Just like in its video game cousin the live game can be played in squads, duos, or solo.
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Sounds pretty good, right?
Imagine this: A thrilling fusion of haunted house scares and intense laser gaming.
This is a new interactive thrill this season. Gamers experience navigating a maze (either indoors or outdoors) and defeat the evil zombie horde.
Battlefield UNDEAD is zombie laser tag. This innovative laser tag system means you can emulate, zombies, uber zombies, and many other undead monsters.
Another gaming theme has been inspired by table-top role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Since the 1970s when D&D first emerged many have taken the game a step further and created a live-action role-play or LARP.
But the challenge with a live gaming scenario is that the combat happens in real-time. If you stop and roll some dice to see if the monster is hurt, it sort of kills the immersive experience.
Battlefield Sports' electronic crossbow is a popular choice. And Battlefield Sports' wearable technology, such as the melee units, can be secreted into a gamers costume or cosplay outfit and the mock combat and interaction happen in real-time.
Actually, live gaming options are almost endless.
The Battlefield Sports laser tag system offers many other gaming themes, like tank battles or the American Civil War.
If you can imagine it then this system can support it.
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The Ultimate Guide To Laser Tag Equipment is a comprehensive guide to all things to do with commercial laser tag equipment. The guide covers everything from technology to game-play.
We've sold our brand of Laser Tag Equipment to Operators in the UK, USA, Australia, and more than 55 other countries. Battlefield Sports commercial Laser Tag equipment is designed for businesses and individuals, just like you, who seek a robust and quality solution. We work with ambitious businesses who understand that investing in quality equipment enables the ability to grow their organization and embrace the future.
Now in 2021, you've got access to the latest live gaming engine software, updated live gaming software plus the new scoreboard and game-management apps.
We make laser tag equipment so business people can create memorable events for their players.
It is a gamer-centered approach.
Supporting 12+ themes with more than 350 emulations and more than 18,000+ sound effects, if you can imagine it then Battlefield Sports equipment can make it happen for you. From traditional family-friendly laser tag to edgy military simulations, and thrilling zombie games, sci-fi and fantasy games are just the beginning. In other words, choose:
You can also switch between themes easily via a simple re-boot and re-configuration. You see, we have built-in redundancy in our laser tag gear. Every unit can be booted up to act like any other unit. So you can have, for example, a Spitfire laser tag gun configured as an Uzi Machine Pistol if you are planning on running a military simulation scenario (this falls within the Battlefield LIVE theme). Or if you are planning on running a family-friendly then you can simply switch it to emulate a Laser Pistol (this is within the Battlefield Sci-Fi theme).
And there are lots of themes to choose from!
Our digital laser tag system called "SATR3" is a patented laser tag system.
Play indoors or outdoors. Set up quickly.
The only limit is your imagination. With this live gaming system, you can play hundreds of different scenarios. This laser tag equipment is built on real-world experience. We've been in the trenches. We've entertained all sorts of groups from birthday parties, youth groups, to corporate team building. In fact, over the last few years, we have booked more than 24,000+ events in our booking software. We know this technology works.
Because we have listened to gamers. We have had people burst into spontaneous applause at the end of an event. Because we have listened to Battlefield Operators so much so that Operators, just like, you, have given us 10 out of 10 feedback.
Video game-inspired gear with battlefield CRED delivering a whole new gaming EXPERIENCE. Battlefield Sports is world-famous for its innovative Laser Tag Equipment. We have sold our equipment around the world into more than 50 countries. If you are interested in finding out more about the exciting new technology and the laser tag industry then book your breakthrough Book a 1:1
Battlefield Sports laser tag equipment is designed for business.
Battlefield Sports' laser tag equipment has been used across the planet, it's popular in Australia, the USA, and the UK. Our laser tag equipment offers you tools for building Your Battlefield Business, for offering your customers thrilling live gaming entertainment.
With SATR3 you can configure your laser tag equipment and accessories to theme your gameplay. More, you can play either indoors or outdoors.
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Our business is creating laser tag equipment that will boost your sales and create thrilling games with less staff. Battlefield Sports offers a range of laser tag guns. From our futuristic/sci-fi looking Cobra (our best-seller) to a range of sub-machine guns, personal defense weapons, carbines, and rifles.
The laser taggers include, as standard, the latest patented live gaming system SATR3 plus the Predator Muzzle Flash (for terrific light effects) and more than 18,000 SFX.
These laser taggers are robust.
You can play indoors or outdoors.
And you do not need an internet connection or wi-fi connectivity to play.
We believe in redundancies, in order words, a Show Must Go On! attitude, so just as long as you have charged the batteries you do not even need electricity to entertain your gamers. Our business all about creating laser tag equipment that will entertain your players so you can help them create a fantastic experience, one that they will never forget.
Yes, this is a real business. We've created a free online revenue calculator to help you can plan your new venture.
Players love this live gaming equipment; in fact, we have sold to more than 140 customers in the USA and Canada alone. We have a sales team that has service points in Reno, Nevada, and Los Angeles (Burbank), California. We have just shy of 100 customers in the United Kingdom. There more than 115 customers in Europe across 20 countries and a service point in Copenhagen, Denmark. We have got more than 170 customers in Australia and New Zealand, with a service center in Brisbane, Australia.
In total, we have more than 555 battlefield operators worldwide.
SATR stands for Small Arms Transmitter Receiver. It is Battlefield Sports' world-famous laser tag equipment system. This patented technology is simple to use, robust, and thrilling for your gamers. It also means that you can host better games with less staff.
The SATR laser tag system integrates the laser tag guns and battlefield props. They all work together to create thrilling games for your customers. Laser Tag bundles consist of gaming guns and accessories. More, you'll need, a master controller, and we recommend at least three battle boxes. The Controller manages the game for you such as setting a game time or turning all the units on/off. And much more! The Battle Boxes are battlefield props that issue respawns (reactivations) or act as an electronic Flag Point. And much more!
Enhance your laser tag package by adding the optional game management app "SATR-Hub" and the game scoreboard app "SATR-Score". These are Windows-10 software apps that enable you to manage the game and track real-time game statistics on a tablet or laptop. And you don't even need an internet connection!
To create the best experience for your customers you will want an integrated solution. A system where the battlefield props enhance the game-play. Whether you are a family entertainment center considering overhauling your dated laser tag arena or are looking to start up a brand-new live gaming attraction Battlefield Sports equipment is for you. Book a 1:1
Other laser tag manufacturers talk about using a smartphone to drive the laser tag guns, or head-sensors without cables, or worse, electrocuting your customers.
We have considered these features and realized they are not practical. Smartphones can be expensive. Flagship Apple iPhones, Samsung, and Google phones can set you back anywhere from $449 to $1,449. This means, sure you can purchase a laser tag gun but to use it you need to have bought a smartphone, effectively doubling your gaming gun's price.
Our system uses cabled head-sensors, that way your gaming gun is always paired with its sensors. The head sensors will not get lost somewhere in the forest, or misplaced in a dark nook of a multi-level laser tag arena. More, it means that the head-sensors are powered off the main unit's battery. This is also true with the red-dot scope. No need to stock multiple different-sized batteries. All units in the Battlefield Sports system are powered by one battery, so everything is integrated.
Ok, whose bright idea was it to shock/electrocute your customers?
If you stop and think about it for a moment, the benefits laser tag has over paintball is that your players do not get bruised when they are hit. Apart from the question as to how to get public liability insurance about inflicting pain on your customers, why would you bring back a negative?
Gamers are smart.
Players simply wear gloves and this feature becomes ineffective. I have been told by some operators who got the electrocution feature to simply turn it off because it is a bad idea.
At Battlefield Sports we champion and inspire business owners to achieve their best through live gaming. It is what we do better than anyone else.
Our live gaming equipment has more than 350 emulations.
Depending on what you want to do, the system can be pre-set and locked. So you literally can turn the units on with a key and start blaster. It is set and forget!
Or, the sky's the limit.
This laser tag system can emulate pistols, submachine guns, carbines, sniper rifles, and more. The system can emulate tanks and bombs! It can even emulate sci-fi weapons like ray guns and laser sabers. It can also emulate cross-bows and melee weapons. Not to mention it can emulate zombies and monsters and even emulate spells and shields. Holy cow!
The list goes on!
Each emulation has pre-set settings like shooting range, damage, magazine clip, reload speed, rate of fire, and the likelihood of jamming.
The laser tag weapon emulations come with slots so you can have a primary and secondary weapon with aids. When playing in the Battle Royale theme and a gamer gets to a Supply Crate then the players can collect extra ammunition or battle aids like bandages. In real-time game-play whatever is the best available weapon or bonus will automatically be allocated to the primary slot.
Our mission is to enable your business vision to become a reality. Unlike a franchise, we do not impose a specific way of entertaining your gamers. Our SATR digital laser tag equipment is so flexible you can theme your battlefield as a sci-fi, military simulation, or zombies or something in-between.
We have been inspired by our love of gaming and our enthusiasm to help others, just like you, to build a viable, thriving enterprise for you and your family. If you want to schedule your breakthrough 1 on 1 session, click here.
Everything we do flows from our belief in creating a "stage" where people can experience exhilarating and memorable times. Our goal is to create one of the best times in a gamer's life - by tapping into the thrill of Hollywood action blockbusters and FPS video games.
The way we do this is by offering you gaming guns and accessories (laser tag equipment) wearable technology and creating unique live gaming scenarios.
Battlefield Sports makes laser tag equipment to play live-action games. This commercial laser tag equipment uses the patented SATR system.
The game aims to shoot the gamer's opponents while avoiding being shot. Games have a mission objective which the gamers need to work together as a team to achieve. Using the SATR live gaming system you can play hundreds, if not thousands, of different missions.
We've made it easy to get started with simple to follow run sheets for the most popular games like:
The gamers are equipped with a gaming gun with integrated infrared sensors or some wearable technology. Gamers usually start the game at their base, out of sight of the opposition team. While the SATR system can enable friendly fire on or off, most games have friendly fire off.
While this may seem counter-intuitive, after all, real combat situations don't have friendly fire off, but believe me, after years of experience running live gaming scenarios for all ages and all types of groups having the friendly fire off, makes the referee (we call them a C.O.) life's much less stressful and the gamers' enjoyment level up.
Often, games are played around inflatables for mobile laser tag. Games are played in warehouse arenas for indoor laser tag. And games are played in forest and wooded fields for outdoor laser tag. Games are even played in Haunted Houses such as zombie laser tag.
There is a lot of action in live gaming.
Some may experience the "fog of war". Live gaming experiences are run to a set of rules. At the beginning of each gaming session, the "C.O." (Commanding Officer) gives the gamers their Mission Briefing.
This briefing includes how to use the equipment, safety, and mission objectives. This C.O. is usually present on the battlefield to ensure the game runs smoothly.
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Some say that outdoor laser tag is not "real" laser tag. Rather, they say, the indoor laser tag is the Real McCoy. Some say that mobile laser tag is not the way to go. Rather, they say, that laser tag in a fixed arena is the real deal.
So how do you choose?
The fact is there are many ways to skin a cat.
Laser Tag or live gaming can be played both indoors and outdoors. The game can be themed to be family-friendly or as a military simulation.
The theme that the laser tag business chooses will depend on where they plan to play, considering both the cultural fit in the local city and if the business will be run from a Family Entertainment Center or Theme Park, or as part of an Adventure Park or a stand-alone facility.
According to Innovation News Daily, the classic sci-fi "ray gun" is unlikely to ever be developed in real life.
They say that the development of lasers powerful enough to be used as weapons has proved elusive.
Real lasers are more likely to be in support roles in actual military encounters. Read more from IND.
One of the special features of this laser tag equipment is what you see is what you get. Traditional laser tag suppliers build one gaming gun model. And this model, just with a software change, can go from a pew-pew pistol with an indoor range of 15 meters / 50 feet and then switch to outdoor sniper mode with a range of more than 100 meters / 330 feet.
Sure, our system has four range modes: indoor, short, medium, or long.
So, you can adjust the shooting range via software settings.
But we go the extra mile.
You can also order gaming guns that are compact with a 40mm lens that has an average outdoor range of 80 meters / 300 feet (you can power them down for indoor game-play). And you can get gaming guns that are long-range with a 46mm lens like the Morita Sniper Rifle which has an average combat range of 150 meters / 500 feet. You could get more range if your opposition was not ducking and weaving and if it was dusk, etc. but this is an average.
The Battlefield Sports laser tag system has 5 range settings:
The long-range setting issues maximum power. It is perfect for sniper shots, especially if the gaming gun model has a 46mm lens. But even with the smaller 40mm lens gamers can still affect long-range shots. This setting is best for outdoor or forest venues that have open terrain.
Medium range is a versatile choice. It is best for most outdoor laser tag events. Medium range setting on your laser tag guns works great for dense terrain, like forest or jungle.
The short-range setting is great for close quarter battles, or big-box format indoor games. If you are playing in a huge warehouse with long fire lanes or in an urban combat facility then the short-range setting is best for you.
The indoor range setting is just what it says: for indoor laser tag games. This equipment configuration is good for traditional indoor laser tag arenas. This setting reduces the infrared power so it lessens the risk of infrared bounce on your arena walls.
The melee range setting uses the digital radio system rather than infrared. This is perfect for zombies or monsters who may not have an actual laser tag gun. Instead, they just need to get in close and they will start issuing damage on unsuspecting players!
The combat range of laser tag equipment is impacted by several factors.
Factors such as the brightness of the sunlight can impact. (Are you playing at high-noon in the desert or twilight in dense woodland?)
Another factor that can impact the range is how clean the lens is. While the optics are made with precision glass if there is mud or dirt or dust clogging up the gaming gun barrel then the infrared will not be able to be emitted as effectively.
Another factor that impacts your combat range is your scope. Does your scope need to be zeroed? If the scope is out of sync with your barrel then your aim could be off.
More, your opponent is trying to make it hard for you e.g. ducking and weaving. If you are shooting at a still target that will be easier than someone who is trying to hide.
Here's what you need to play a live gaming scenario:
If you are running a force on force scenario then each player is equipped with a gaming gun. These gaming guns each have a Predator Muzzle System, integrated sensors, and a scope.
The predator muzzle consists of nine hyper-bright LEDs (red, blue, and white) and in the center an infrared emitter. This means that there are cool light effects when the player shoots.
All of our laser taggers also have an integrated barrel sensor and a paired head sensor. The barrel + head-sensor combo enables 360-degree hits. We call our special sensor technology "Optik Sensors". The Optik Sensor supports high-speed digital data transmission which underpins the SATR system.
The gaming guns are also designed to work with a scope.
Most have a custom red-dot scope that allows quick target acquisition. However, some models have a little peep sight and some have telescope scopes for sniper shots.
If you are playing a fantasy scenario or zombie game, then some of your gamers such as actors who interact with your paying customers are equipped with a Quester.
This model can be secreted into the actor's costume so your gamers can shoot the zombies!
There are three ways to manage / start a laser tag game using the Battlefield Sports system.
Three ways to control and configure the laser tag equipment.
The simplest way to start a laser tag game is to turn the units on with the key and pull the trigger. You are ready to start blasting! All models are turned on / off with a key.
Only the Battlefield Operators have the key. (This way your players cannot turn off their sensors! Or worse, their laser tag guns!)
This turn-key start works best if all the units are pre-set on the "Lock-Out" mode. In this case, half the laser tag guns are set to team red and half to team blue. Friendly fire is off red players can only tag blue players. Operators can switch friendly-fire on if they prefer, but this makes the game MUCH harder.
The system caters to up to 7 teams, but for simplicity, most Operators divide the players into two teams.
The Battlefield Sports laser tag system is independent. In other words, you do not need to have the internet or wi-fi for the gear to work. Each unit has a transceiver, that's why the system is called "SATR".
SATR stands for Small Arms Transmitter Receiver, so every unit receives and transmits. The Master Controller is a dedicated unit to help the Battlefield Operator to run the games.
The controller has a myriad of options, but one of the most important is its global "Mission Start" function. The Operator navigates to that menu on the Controller's display and pulls the trigger. The digital radio will issue a command, so all the players start simultaneously. The laser tag system also has built-in redundancy, so all units re-transmit the global start command. So, you can have players spread out across a big area of forest and they will all still start. (Likewise, the global stop / game-over also has this nifty peer-to-peer feature.)
The SATR system can have up to around 2,000 players in one battle. But most Operators start small with, say, 20 to 50 gamers. Larger operations can entertain between 60 and 200 players (or even more!) at once. This gives the Operator greater through-put and gives Operators room to grow their business.
The third way to start a laser tag game is with the SATRWARE software. The Battlefield Sports SATR3 system has two windows apps: SATR-HUB and SATR-SCORE.
SATR-HUB is an excellent game management tool. Battlefield Operators can use SATR-Hub on a tablet or laptop. This displays just about all the functions of a master controller but on a bigger screen. The app works with a digital radio dongle which is simply inserted into a full-size USB port.
The SATR-HUB app works in real-time with another windows app SATR-SCORE. This enables Operators to run ready-made scenarios such as:
And then Operators can display the gamers' results on a big monitor using an HDMI cable.
The gamers' statistics can also be emailed to them after the same, so they can share the results on social media.
The options for managing the game are vast. There are more than 300 emulations. In the Battle Royale theme alone there are 38 weapon emulations to select from.
More, there is character pre-sets so gamers can act as a medic or a monster and lots more!
Our brand our laser tag equipment has been sold across the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and elsewhere. For example, we have sold our zombie laser tag gear to Thorpe Park in England. We have sold to many summer camps in the USA. We have even sold to Hollywood heavy-weights and a Royal Family (sorry we cannot tell you which one!).
As a laser tag manufacturer, we have supplied laser tag equipment to Operators in Andorra in Europe to Vietnam in Asia.
This world-famous laser tag systems supplier has won numerous awards for our innovations. We stand behind the laser tag equipment we sell, read all about our bullet-proof guarantee.
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SATR3 stands for Small Arms Transmitter Receiver. And the 3 stands for the third generation of this laser tag system.
Although laser tag guns may be inspired by real-world weapons they are not firearms. They are simply gaming guns. We have a variety of models, some are realistic-looking laser tag guns and some are more family-friendly.
There are no projectiles, rather the only thing laser tag guns emit is light. Or more specifically infrared light. They also feature a hyper-bright light from the muzzle flash. However, you can configure the laser tag gun to not use the muzzle flash.
The laser tag guns have cool light effects (LFX).
The Battlefield Sports laser tag guns work just like an oversized TV remote. But these laser tag guns are digital laser tag guns, and they also have RF real-time feedback. This is the basis of our patented technology.
These laser tag guns also have great sound effects (SFX). In fact, the system works in 21+ language schemes. So whether you are into лазер rar, juego de laser, laserspiel we've gotcha covered! ;-)
Gamers can either shoot others, i.e. aim for other laser tag gun sensors, or shoot targets, such as a domination box. When you tag an opponent the laser tag gun makes a sound effect so you know you've got them.
The most popular Laser Tag Gun models are the Cobra (for the family-friendly or "Battlefield TAG" theme) and the Scorpion (for those who want a metal laser tag gun) the popular realistic-looking models are the Honey Badger and the P90. Becoming more popular is the new Blaster/SATR AIR model. The SATR AIR model is designed to attach to an airsoft rifle for realism. To check out our full range of laser tag gun models, click here.
The hardware and software in the patented SATR system determine what types of games a Battlefield Sports center can play. Up to 8 different groups of players, each called Battle Groups can play nearby without cross-fire. Within each Battle Group, you can have up to 7 teams with friendly fire off each team (but most operators run with A team versus B team). In other words, most centers just run one group "Battle 1" with two teams at a time. You can also turn Friendly-fire on but that makes the game much harder, especially for youngsters.
Quite often everyone on a team uses the same Laser Tag Gun model has the same settings, though this is not necessary. For example, say you are running a portable attraction at a Village Fair or a school event, then you will likely have a set up of all Cobras and all units will be set up the same way for a series of short fun games. But imagine you are going for a mil-sim scenario event then you are more likely to have an arsenal of different models each squad will probably have a Morita Sniper, five or so Honey Badgers or P90s, and then some more compact models like the Spitfires. Each of these laser tag gun models would have different firepower and settings but they all work together.
The laser tag gun setting options are:
|Available settings||Options||Most popular game settings|
|Game type||More than 50 Scenario games are listed in the "Advanced Games Handbook"||Domination, Battle Royale & Electronic Capture the Flag|
|Game time (minutes)||1 to 240 auto-timed. Or set to unlimited - some battlefields have run 12 or 24-hour scenario events|| |
15 for woodlands
7 for indoor arenas
5 for fairs & festivals
|Number of lives (Hit Points)||1 to 99 or unlimited|| |
In the "Battlefield TAG" Theme:
In the "Battlefield LIVE" theme, for realistic scenario games:
In the "Battlefield ROYALE" theme, for realistic scenario games:
For other themes refer to the User Guide.
|Number of shots||Each magazine capacity is set depending on which weapon the Gaming Gun is set to emulate or unlimited||Using the P90 emulation gamers get 50 per magazine with 4 reloads, a total of 5 magazines (250 ammo on each re-spawn)|
|Downtime (seconds) time between when a player is tagged & when they can shoot again|| |
legendary = 1/4 second hard = 1/2 second
standard = 1 second
easy = 2 seconds
standard = outdoors
hard = indoors
|Head sensors||Senors placed on a headband on the head (center of the forehead /center of the back of the head) or placed on a separate vest|| |
One team placing their headbands over a head wrap/bandanna i.e. no brim. And the other team using jungle hats i.e. with a full brim over the headband.
|Barrel sensor||On. Penalizes blind firing.||On|
|SATR's patented feature: Voice Feedback||on/off||on (you can also set the volume)|
|Battle Box set as Medic Bases||Medic boxes set to teams or re-spawn anyone. Press a button to respawn or use Spawn-Bot to auto respawn.||Medic Boxes set to teams and place in each team's base. Auto respawn.|
|Domination Box||Use one, two, or three Domination Boxes. Shoot to control the box or press the button to control.||One Domination Box placed in the middle of the battlefield. Shoot to control the box.|
|Mystery Box and other in-game perks||Mystery Box - random upgrade (or downgrade) of weapon emulation within the gun class or completely random. There are a lot of options! Within the Battlefield LIVE gaming theme, for example, there are 110.||Simple Mystery Box.|
|Supply Crates||Auto upgrade (no downgrades!) of weapon emulation or game aids, like bandages. Within the Battlefield ROYALE gaming theme.|| Supply crates (inspired by the Fortnite video game) |
Unlike paintball, gamers using realistic laser tag guns do not have to pay for extra ammo. So the number of shots per game can be quite large. In a popular 15-minute domination game players can routinely fire 1,000 or 2,000 rounds, depending on if the number of times a player re-spawns during the battle.
Because this game is basically a game of strategy with gamers ducking and weaving, most players achieve an accuracy rate of around 5% to 7%.
Downtime is the time after a player is tagged that they remain deactivated before they can start shooting again. When a player has been shot, say 5 times (the operator can set the number of HP), their laser tag gun is de-activated and they need to return to their team's base press the button on the Medic Box to get a re-spawn.
The Battlefield Sports arsenal also has traditional laser tag available. These are best for family entertainment centers or mobile laser tag operations catering for family fun.
We've covered a lot in this Ultimate Guide to commercial laser tag equipment.
We've covered Tactical versus Traditional Laser Tag. And we've examined how to use it to attract & engage your players.
We have looked at a wide variety of laser taggers and accessories; equipment for indoors or outdoors or mobile operations. This guide has also considered laser tag gun range settings.
The guide has covered what you need to play laser tag games, and even how to start a game. It has also examined sound effects and light effects and laser tag gun configurations and emulations.
This has all been useful information.
Bottom line, whichever laser tag equipment you select for your business, make sure it is patented and got the copyright, ensure you choose authentic technology.